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The Poison Affair

The Poison Affair

A Feature film by Henri Decoin

Produced by Franco-London Films

Release in France : 04/11/1955

    Synopsis

    During the reign of France's King Louis XIV, Danielle Darrieux stars as Mme de Montespan, who is, to use the common 17th century euphemism, a "favorite" of the French monarch. When she is cast aside by His Majesty, Mme. De Montespan schemes to discredit her rival for Louis' affections. Conspiring with defrocked priest Guibourg (Paul Meurisse) and fortune teller La Voisin (Vivienne Romance), the "heroine" begins to poison a number of aristocrats close to the king, then plants evidence suggesting that her rival is responsible. The film accommodates any number of lurid (but historically accurate) sequences, including a harrowing torture-chamber episode.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (36)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Franco-London Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Foreign production company :

    Excelsea Films

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    Full credits (16)

    Assistant directors :

    Michel Deville, Pierre Pelegri

    Producer :

    Henry Deutschmeister

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Montazel

    Assistant Operator :

    Robert Foucard

    Production Manager :

    Louis Wipf

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    René Cloerec

    Still Photographer :

    Jean Klissak

    Author of original work :

    Victorien Sardou

    Screenwriters :

    Albert Valentin, Henri Decoin, Georges Neveux

    Sound Recordist :

    Jacques Lebreton

    Camera Operator :

    Gilbert Chain

    Editor :

    Boris Lewin

    Production Designer :

    Jean D'Eaubonne

    Costume designers :

    Monique Plotin, Jean Zay

    Location Manager :

    Lucien Lippens

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical

    Themes :

    Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1955

    French release :

    04/11/1955

    Runtime :

    1 h 56 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    14856

    Visa issue date :

    04/11/1955

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono